Author: Jess Downey

The Life, Career, and Love of Meteorologist Cecily Tynan

For 23 years, Action News chief meteorologist Cecily Tynan has prepared us for each day, guiding us through our lives in all kinds of weather. She invited Real Woman into her home and shared a glimpse into her life off the air with her husband, two kids, three dogs, and plenty of sun and clouds.

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Help Yourself and Others Battle Depression Better

For many of us, the suicide of 55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade, likely influenced by years fighting severe depression in the dark, was a shocking reminder how overpowering and unrelenting mental disorders can be. Can we do better for people with depression, and can it ever be enough to save them?

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Meet the Empanada Mama

Kendall Bajek, 28, started making empanadas in her apartment kitchen, but demand encouraged her to open a takeout restaurant 5 years ago. Now she’s on her way to an empanada empire.

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Important Advances in Treating Brain Tumors

One morning last November, Kate Watson was straightening up her house. By late afternoon, she was considering awake brain surgery to remove a large tumor compressing critical brain areas. She shares her story, and Capital Health’s director of neurosurgical oncology takes us inside the latest approaches to tackling brain tumors.

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88 Pictures and 1,000 Words

Fed up with patriarchy and sexism, Carrie Biegler set out to portray the strength women possess through photographic portraits and blog posts in her Strength Source Project.

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